The Scarlet Letter

language in writing

In chapter 2, "the Market Place", "The door of the jail being flung open from within......and inclosing her in a sphere by herself". discuss how hawthrone uses the resources of language to express a complex attitude toward the subject

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The language in this quote demonstrates Hester's emotional isolation from the town. She is put on display for all to see and condemn. Although she is close to the people she remains alone with her own pride and her own passions.